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Ronaldinho Gives His First Interview Since Being Arrested In Paraguay

Nasir Jabbar

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Ronaldinho Gives His First Interview Since Being Arrested In Paraguay

Ronaldinho has opened up about his prison hell for the first time as he serves the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

The 40-year-old has been placed under house arrest after being picked up alongside his brother by authorities for using false documentations in the form of fake passports.

And he's revealed his shock at the situation he finds himself in and maintains his innocence.

Image: ABC
Image: ABC

Speaking at the Palmaroga hotel, where he is under house arrest, he said: "We were totally surprised to learn that the documents were not legal.

"Since then our intention has been to collaborate with the justice system to clarify the facts."

The Brazilian continued by saying: "From that moment until today, we have explained everything and facilitated everything that has been requested of us.

"It was a tough blow, I never imagined that I would go through such a situation. All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football."

The former Barcelona superstar already knows what he plans to do when he's finally allowed to leave the country and return home to Brazil.

"The first thing will be to give a big kiss to my mother who has lived through these difficult days since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in her home," he added.

"Then it will be to absorb the impact that this situation has generated and move forward with faith and strength."

Topics: Football News, Ronaldinho, Football, Barcelona, Paraguay, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar
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